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But the winnings are not as important as the glory. Thai boxers won most of the matches on the first day, but the Burmese rallied on day two, winning the most important fight and leaving the way open for a return match six months later.<br />
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In November 2008, Yangon played host to the first ever international boxing match held in Burma. Thai boxers came for a two-day fight in Yangon's central stadium - a grueling event and a litmus test for future international sporting events in the closed-off country.

But the winnings are not as important as the glory. Thai boxers won most of the matches on the first day, but the Burmese rallied on day two, winning the most important fight and leaving the way open for a return match six months later.

In November 2008, Yangon played host to the first ever international boxing match held in Burma. Thai boxers came for a two-day fight in Yangon's central stadium - a grueling event and a litmus test for future international sporting events in...
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